School Board Minutes
Red Rock Central District No. 2884
Monday, January 27, 2014
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Monday, January 27, 2014. Members present were: Bierl, Clarke, Kelsey, Rasmussen, Rogotzke, and Stavnes. Erickson was absent. A quorum of 6 was present. Superintendent Brennan, Principal Goetstouwers, Bruce Olson, and Denise Clarke were also in attendance.
Chairman Rogotzke called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda, the minutes of the December 16, 2013 meeting, and the treasurer’s report.
Chairman Rogotzke called for nominations for Chairman. Clarke nominated Rogotzke, seconded by Kelsey. A unanimous ballot was cast for Rogotzke as Chairman. Motion carried.
Chairman Rogotzke called for nominations for Vice Chair. Clarke nominated Kelsey, seconded by Stavnes. A unanimous ballot was cast for Kelsey as Vice Chair. Motion carried.
Chairman Rogotzke called for nominations for Clerk. Rogotzke nominated Clarke, seconded by Kelsey. A unanimous ballot was cast for Clarke as Clerk. Motion carried.
Chairman Rogotzke called for nominations for Treasurer. Stavnes nominated Erickson, seconded by Clarke. A unanimous ballot was cast for Erickson as Treasurer. Motion carried.
The following committees were agreed upon by the Board:
LEGISLATIVE – Kelsey; Rasmussen alternate
NEGOTIATIONS AND PERSONNEL OF CERTIFIED STAFF – Stavnes, Rasmussen, and Rogotzke; Clarke alternate.
NEGOTIATIONS AND PERSONNEL OF NON-CERTIFIED STAFF – Clarke, Kelsey, and Erickson; Rasmussen alternate.
REDWOOD COUNTY JOINT POWERS BOARD – Discontinued
TRI-COUNTY JOINT POWERS BOARD – Erickson; Rasmussen alternate
COMMUNITY EDUCATION – Bierl; Rogotzke alternate
FINANCE/BUILDING COMMITTEE – Clarke, Kelsey, and Erickson
TECHNOLOGY PLANNING/RRCNET – Rogotzke and Stavnes
Upon motion of Rasmussen, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to approve the Lamberton News as the Legal Newspaper, First Security Bank as the fiscal agent, and the firm of Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, P.A. of Minneapolis as the District’s attorney.
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Dr. Brennan reminded the Board that only the Superintendent and Board Chairman have the authority to call the attorney.
Board Member Kelsey reported on the Auditorium project. The Lions Club has made a donation of $4,000. Mr. Runck and Kelsey have been working on a Grant through SMAHC. Superintendent Brennan thanked Member Kelsey for his work on the project.
Principal Goetstouwers reported the following: The 1st Semester was completed last Friday. Grades were emailed Wednesday to parents who have email, and mailed to parents who do not have email. Financial Aid Night on January 15th was well attended. Ms. Karnitz has extra handouts if a family could not attend. The FFA trip to a Sugar Beet Farm was postponed. We are looking to reschedule in February. Juniors Night will be February 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Parents have been emailed. There will be a 4-year college rep, a 2-year college rep, and a military rep on hand with information. Snow Week will be February 3-7. Dr. David Cole, Agronomist, will speak to our FFA members on February 18th. We are looking at inviting other chapters and community members who donated to RRC’s Corn Drive.
Lead Teacher Altermatt did not have a report this month.
Chairman Rogotzke and Bruce Olson attended the Leadership Conference in Minneapolis this month and learned a lot of valuable things.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to pay claims in the amount of $358,168.59. Receipts were $547,770.75.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried, to approve the 2013-2014 Seniority List as presented.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to recognize the Red Rock Central Education Support Personnel Association and their notice to negotiate.
Superintendent Brennan and Bruce Olson requested that they sit in on the committee meetings with the RRCESPA, and the Board gave their approval.
The Board discussed the following: The next Board meeting will be on February 18th at 5:30 p.m. Other items discussed were Hot Lunch and Wrestling.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried, to adjourn at 4:45 p.m.
Alan J. Clarke, Clerk Denise Clarke, Recorder